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Hotel trends come and go, but the good ones set new industry standards. Here are some we hope stand the test of time. Cool Hotels for the B-List New hotel brands with a unique beat are focusing their attention on the country’s medium-tier cities. Graduate Hotels’ college-themed properties are popping up... Read More

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Think you don’t have the budget for a multi-destination vacation? Think again. Several discount bus services — Megabus, BoltBus, and Greyhound Express — are making travel from one city to another very affordable, as in $20 round-trip for reserved seating, reclining seats, and onboard restrooms. We took a look at nine... Read More

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What are the best trips to book right now? Our monthly Where to Go column tells you the smartest places to go each month for savings, special events, and all around great experiences. Here’s what’s hot in October. For an Off-Radar Escape: Grand Rapids, MI You might never guess that Grand Rapids — the Rust... Read More

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Detroit is no stranger to economic downturns, but in true Motor City spirit, Detroit never took it lying down — and it has no plan to start now. If anything, these challenges have only provided a fertile landscape for artists and other creatives to make a splash in Michigan’s... Read More

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If Andrew W.K.’s hits “Party Hard” and “Party Party Party” are any indication, the rock star definitely knows how to have a good time. In true festive fashion, he recently served as Stoli Vodka’s Resident Professor of the Party, celebrating 35 years of nightlife at The Pyramid Club in Manhattan on... Read More

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In Europe, when temperatures drop, so do the prices. Traveling to Europe outside of the summer season almost always guarantees savings — but this year you can get an even earlier start by jumping on this special offer from Lufthansa. The respected airline, a member of the Star Alliance... Read More

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As avid travelers, planning future trips is a pastime. But, going beyond the usual dream destinations, there are a few less likely places that we want to visit… but just not quite yet. Here are five cities we are looking forward to visiting… a few years from now: ... Read More

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Ask anyone who’s ever been to Ann Arbor, and they’ll tell you the best time to visit is October — specifically, during a weekend football game at the University of Michigan. But we’re about to tell you otherwise. Late spring and early summer visits offer just as unique a... Read More

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The Great Lakes have long been a prime vacation spot for Detroiters, Chicagoans, and other Midwesterners, but it’s often an overlooked destination for anyone outside of the area. Why isn’t Traverse City as popular as Virginia Beach? Why flock to overcrowded Florida beaches and pay $6 for an ice... Read More

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It’s March and music festival season is upon us: thousands are gathering in Austin this week for SXSW, and the upcoming Bonnaroo-Lollapalooza-Coachella trifecta continue to sell-out at record speeds. Understandably, though, spending $300 to camp with a crowd of sweaty students just to catch a glimpse of Tom Petty’s... Read More

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Every week, Delta publishes its Weekly Web Fare Specials. This week, we spotted flights between select cities for $80-160, each way – a great-sounding deal. If it seems too good to be true, consider that availability is very limited: departures are permitted on February 1 only, and return flights... Read More

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Most of you probably recognize Detroit from its so-called “post-apocalyptic” ruins. At first glance, it’s easy to be taken aback. The city’s not the cleanest. It’s not the prettiest. And while many focus on the city’s murder rate and recent bankruptcy, Detroiters remain stoic and optimistic. In fact, it... Read More

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Who needs five star resorts, marble bathtubs, and caviar dinners? Sure, those perks are nice, but for travelers seeking a quick, easy getaway that won’t leave them in the financial lurch, there are better ways to go about it. Rather than overindulge, focus instead on fun, practical activities that... Read More

Charles River, one of the cleanest rivers in the urban U.S.

When a rock band writes an ode to your city and names it “Dirty Water,” it doesn’t exactly make you want to go for a swim. Boston’s Charles River is the Dirty Water of the Standells’ classic record but, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (and against conventional wisdom), the... Read More

Detroit Broke Economy

In a surprising development yesterday, the city of Detroit announced it was filing for bankruptcy, with an estimated total debt of approximately $18 billion. Intense scrutiny will be directed at the finance-addled city as it sets out to rebuild its economy; here, we take a quick look at why... Read More